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Photos Of The Week: January 9-15


A Haitian woman struggles to escape from a pile of rubble after a huge earthquake struck Port-au-Prince on January 12. - The death toll from the 7.0 magnitude earthquake is thought to be in the tens of thousands. Survivors in the impoverished country were left in desperate need of food, clean water, and medical aid. Photo by Lisandro Suero for AFP
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A Haitian woman struggles to escape from a pile of rubble after a huge earthquake struck Port-au-Prince on January 12. - The death toll from the 7.0 magnitude earthquake is thought to be in the tens of thousands. Survivors in the impoverished country were left in desperate need of food, clean water, and medical aid.

Photo by Lisandro Suero for AFP

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko kisses a woman in traditional dress while campaigning in the city of Cherkasy. - Ukraine is gearing up for its presidential election on January 17. Polls shows President Yushchenko trailing behind Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and Viktor Yanukovych. Photo by Myshko Markiv for AFP
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko kisses a woman in traditional dress while campaigning in the city of Cherkasy. - Ukraine is gearing up for its presidential election on January 17. Polls shows President Yushchenko trailing behind Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and Viktor Yanukovych.

Photo by Myshko Markiv for AFP

A Tajik family stands outside their home, partially destroyed to make way for a government redevelopment project. - Dozens of families have been forced out of their home in the village of Buni Hisorak near the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, amid plans to redevelop the district. Many have not yet been provided with alternative housing and have no place to go. Photo by Barot Yusufi for RFE/RL
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A Tajik family stands outside their home, partially destroyed to make way for a government redevelopment project. - Dozens of families have been forced out of their home in the village of Buni Hisorak near the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, amid plans to redevelop the district. Many have not yet been provided with alternative housing and have no place to go.

Photo by Barot Yusufi for RFE/RL

Hundreds of Iranians mourn at the funeral of physics professor Masud Ali Mohammadi in Tehran on January 14. - Mohammadi was killed on January 12 when a bomb-rigged motorcycle exploded outside his home on January 12. State broadcasts quickly blamed ''the Zionist regime, America and their hired agents.''Photo by MEHR
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Hundreds of Iranians mourn at the funeral of physics professor Masud Ali Mohammadi in Tehran on January 14. - Mohammadi was killed on January 12 when a bomb-rigged motorcycle exploded outside his home on January 12. State broadcasts quickly blamed ''the Zionist regime, America and their hired agents.''

Photo by MEHR

A child prepares to flee a flooded home in Kurilo, Montenegro. - Photo by Savo Prelevic for RFE/RL
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A child prepares to flee a flooded home in Kurilo, Montenegro. - Photo by Savo Prelevic for RFE/RL

Egyptians in Cairo protest against deadly violence targeting Coptic Christians in the town of Nagaa Hamady. - Egyptian Muslims and Christians rioted and set fire to homes and shops in the wake of the drive-by shooting attack that killed six on Orthodox Christmas. Photo by AFP
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Egyptians in Cairo protest against deadly violence targeting Coptic Christians in the town of Nagaa Hamady. - Egyptian Muslims and Christians rioted and set fire to homes and shops in the wake of the drive-by shooting attack that killed six on Orthodox Christmas.

Photo by AFP

Afghan National Army officers train with French soldiers near Kabul. - Photo by AFP
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Afghan National Army officers train with French soldiers near Kabul. - Photo by AFP

An Afghan woman sits with her son as she begs for money in Kabul. - Photo by S. Sabawoon for epa
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An Afghan woman sits with her son as she begs for money in Kabul. - Photo by S. Sabawoon for epa

Bulgarians perform the traditional "Kukeri" dance, intended to drive away evil spirits, in the village of Gabrovdol. - Photo by AFP
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Bulgarians perform the traditional "Kukeri" dance, intended to drive away evil spirits, in the village of Gabrovdol. - Photo by AFP

A statue of Vladimir Lenin is covered in snow in St. Petersburg. - Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev for AFP
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A statue of Vladimir Lenin is covered in snow in St. Petersburg. - Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev for AFP

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